How did Eat Bulaga's #MrAndMrsSotto and It's Showtime's #ShowtimeSayabado fare in ratings game?

The January 30 episode of Eat Bulaga featured the wedding special of Vic Sotto and Pauleen Luna and a special dance number from Alden Richards and Maine Mendoza. Meanwhile, It's Showtime had Alex Gonzaga and John Estrada as guests.

A wedding special became the highlight of Eat Bulaga while audiences were treated to production numbers on It's Showtime last weekend.

EAT BULAGA. Throughout the #MrAndMrsSotto episode of Eat Bulaga, viewers had the chance to see the wedding preparations of Vic Sotto and Pauleen Luna before they got married on January 30.

Ryan Agoncillo interviewed Pauleen Luna who cried as she listened to interviews with her mother and her brother.

Pauleen's mother also revealed that Vic and Pauleen talked about their wedding as early as five years ago.

The bride also agreed to provide a glimpse of their new house, where they hope to transfer to within a month.

When asked to give her message to her groom, Pauleen told Vic: "We've prayed for this quite a while.

"Marami na rin tayong napagdaanan. I'm so blessed that I'll be sharing this life with you and I'm so happy that I found my home in you."

In the Kalyeserye segment that day, Nidora (played by Maine Mendoza) said that she considers the Baile as the happiest day of her life.

The Eat Bulaga studio was transformed into a dance floor where jazz musicians played trumpets and saxophones.

Anselmo (played by Alden Richards) dedicated his solo dance for his beloved. Afterwards, Nidora and Anselmo did the boogie, where the girl showed her acrobatic moves by doing a cartwheel while dancing.

Afterwards, Nidora and Anselmo had a sweet slow dance but they were interrupted by the arrival of Nidora's mother, Mama Ariana (Paolo Ballesteros).  

The mother told her daughter, "Anak, pupunta tayo sa Amerika, di ba, gusto mo pumunta dun?"

Anselmo approached Mama Ariana, with knees bent, made a request: "Nagmamakaawa ako, patawarin niyo na kami."

Mama Ariana’s team of bodyguards took Anselmo and beat him up.

Anselmo pleaded, “Kahit ilang beses ninyo akong ipabugbog, hindi mo matatawaran ang pagmamahal ko kay Nidora. Mamamatay na ko kaya ibigay niyo na ang huling araw ng buhay ko kasama ang anak niyo, parang awa niyo na po."

Mama Ariana didn’t believe him and forced Nidora to come with her.

And with a blink of an eye, Nidora and Anselmo quickly ran away from Mama Ariana. Their "escape" was shortlived as Mama Ariana’s bodyguards were able to apprehend the lovers. After one tight embrace, the lovers painfully parted ways.

Nidora was immediately whisked into the car. Anselmo is able to catch up but he collapses.

IT'S SHOWTIME. On this day, ABS-CBN's noontime show used the hashtag #ShowtimeSayabado. 

Tawag ng Tanghalan contestant Virginia was able to perform a duet with Lani Misalucha.

Alex Gonzaga, the host of Dance Kids, entertained the Madlang Pipol with a dance number.

Meawhile, John Estrada served as the celebrity player in the Trabahula segment.

MEGA MANILA RATINGS. How did the January 30 episode of the two noontime shows fare in Mega Manila based on data from TV ratings data supplier AGB Nielsen?

The Mega Manila TV rating of Eat Bulaga was three times higher than that of its rival show.

Eat Bulaga, which used the hashtag #MrAndMrsSotto, was able to register 30.1% last Saturday.

It's Showtime, which used the hashtag #ShowtimeSayabado, got a TV rating of 10.3%.

NATIONWIDE RATINGS. Kantar Media-TNS has yet to release the natiowide ratings from Total Philippines, Urban and Rural.



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